Today, Wednesday, the Western Sana’a Secretariat of First Instance Court issued a “new death sentence” after urgent judicial procedures.
Judicial and legal sources told Al-Mashhad Al-Yemeni that the court convicted the accused, Saddam Muqbel Abdullah Kazma, of killing the traffic policeman, Ahmed Abdullah Nashwan, and the attempted murder of two others in early September in Al-Sitteen Street, west of the capital, which has been under the control of the Houthi rebels for seven years.
The judgment ruled that the convict be executed by firing squad to death, and obligated him to pay two million riyals as compensation for moral and material damages, as well as three hundred thousand riyals for litigation expenses.
The accused of killing the traffic policeman was surprised by a video clip shown at his first court session. After reading the indictment and confronting him with a list of evidence, he said that he “does not remember what happened and was surprised by his pictures in the video clips.”
The Public Prosecution, run by the Houthis in Sana’a, charged the convict with the crime of killing a traffic man and wounding three others, on the fourth of last September, in the so-called “lighter tour” located on Sixty Street.